What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Oxford knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Satterwhite Chiropractic hears our Oxford
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Oxford
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Satterwhite Chiropractic
wonders “How hard can eating be for Oxford knee
Oxford OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Oxford knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are many Oxford knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the globe live
with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Oxford knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It’s just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating plenty
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
and exciting for a recent
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. A review of 3 research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a
lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not experience
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox®
Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner
with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient
was so excited with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Oxford chiropractic visit with
Satterwhite Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Oxford
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!